Wireless network configuration

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More Wireless Info than you'll ever need!

 This page is currently undergoing some transistion - PhrakTure
  ! Misc Links
     [[ http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/Wireless.html%7CAn overly wordy howto that rarely helps |]]
[[ http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=513%7CArch forums wireless post |]]
Discussion of improved network initscripts ----  ! First steps  !Check to see if Linux supports your hardware [[ http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html.gz%7CThe wlan-ng project |]] supports quite a lot of chipsets, check here first.%%% [[ http://www.mattfoster.clara.co.uk/madwifi-faq.htm%7CThe madwifi project |]] for Atheros chipsets (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212 and AR5213)%%% [[ http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page%7CThe rt2x00 project |]] for Ralink's rt2400, rt2500, and rt2570 chipsets%%% [[ http://www.nongnu.org/orinoco/devices/%7CThe orinoco project |]] for some Prism 2 based cards%%%  !If the hardware is only supported under Windows [[ http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/List%7CThe ndiswrapper project |]] Misc hardware only supported under windows (Broadcom, 3com, etc)  !If the your hardware is not listed anywhere I think you may be screwed.... just kidding... forthcoming
  ! Installation
     First off, make sure you grab wireless-tools from pacman
     <verbatim>
        pacman -S wireless_tools
     </verbatim>
     You cannot initialize wireless hardware without these tools (it is a dependancy of wlan-ng if you are using that, so it will be downloaded anyway)
  ! Installing wlan-ng
     <verbatim>
        pacman -S wlan-ng24 or pacman -S wlan-ng26
     </verbatim>
  ! Installing madwifi
     [[ http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details1&ID785|AUR PKGBUILD |]]
     This package is also hosted in my (phrakture) repo
  ! Installing orinoco forthcoming
     This should be part of the kernel, more details later
  ! Installing ndiswrapper forthcoming
     [[ http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details1&ID193|AUR PKGBUILD |]]
     This package is also hosted in my (phrakture) repo
  ! Wireless profiles and wireless on boot
     The following scripts can be used as an Archlinux specific wireless boot script.
     NOTE: these scripts are undergoing an overhaul, in an effort to make them cleaner - 4/4/05%%%
     In order to use these scripts, place them where indicated.  The main script is in /etc/rc.d and the profiles are in /etc/conf.d/wireless-profiles.  Making a new profile involves copying the sample and renaming it.  The script can be used in two ways.  It can be added to the DAEMONS array, with an added WIRELESS_PROFILES collection in rc.conf that lists the profiles to start on boot.  In addition, the script can be called manually: /etc/rc.d/wireless start/stop/restart will use the listed profiles in rc.conf, and /etc/rc.d/wireless profile sample up/down will use a named profile and bring it up or down.
     Wireless Bootup Script - /etc/rc.d/wireless %%%
     Sample Wireless Profile - /etc/conf.d/wireless-profiles/sample/*

WikiMigration--dlanor 13:12, 23 Jul 2005 (EDT)